On the eve of 2011 as you are thinking about your New Year’s resolutions, one of which may be to buy more locally produced food this year, we ask you to remember that we are a small family farm. Our egg supply lately has been inconsistent and the sizes of the eggs have varied considerably. This is because we have a relatively small flock of chickens with a limited amount of space and we have recently cycled in a new flock of pullets, as young chickens are called. As we wait for these girls to catch up, we have smaller eggs than usual and not as many. The frustration that some of our customers show us in response to our egg supply surprises us. We would like to think our customers shop at our farm because they understand we are trying to bring them the best, most sustainably produced products we can. With the demand we have for eggs, we could raise 10,000 hens, but we are not a commercial egg farm we are a small diversified farm that attempts to tread more lightly on the land. We keep a small flock, that is free to roam, scratch for bugs and do other chicken things while supplying us with fresh yummy eggs with golden yellow yolks. So in 2011, remember the ladies and be patient with them!
Happy New Year from everyone at Cherry Grove! May it be a fertile one!